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BAE rolls out first Omani Typhoon, Hawk

16 May 2017

Oman's first Typhoon and Hawk Mk 166. (BAE Systems)Oman's first Typhoon and Hawk Mk 166. (BAE Systems)

The first of the 12 Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighters and eight Hawk Mk 166 advanced jet trainers ordered by Oman were "formally presented" to the customer on 15 May, BAE Systems announced.

The event was held at the company's Warton production and testing facility in the United Kingdom and attended by Sayyid Badr bin Saud al-Busaidi, Oman's minister responsible for defence affairs, and Air Vice-Marshal Mattar bin Ali bin Mattar al-Obaidani, the commander of the Royal Omani Air Force.

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